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TESOL International Association Installs New Board Member

by TESOL International Association | 06/18/2020
With much regret, TESOL President Deborah Short has accepted the resignation of Christopher Hastings as member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Hastings stepped down for personal reasons.

Per TESOL bylaws, the Board of Directors approved, and President Short is pleased to announce, the appointment of Okon Effiong to replace Dr. Hastings.  Dr. Effiong is currently serving as Lecturer at Qatar University in Doha. He is the founder of Africa TESOL and has served as President of Qatar TESOL. Dr. Effiong’s term became effective 17 June 2020 and will end at the 2023 TESOL Convention.